A federal judge ruled Thursday that an Alabama-born ISIS bride did not have valid U.S. citizenship, undercutting a key part of her efforts to return to the U.S. from Syria.
Hoda Muthana, 25, is the daughter of former Yemeni ambassador to the United Nations, Ahmed Ali Muthana. According to the National Review, Judge Reggie Walton ruled that because Hoda was born while her father only had diplomatic status in the U.S., his current U.S. citizenship does not extend to her.
The ruling defeated a citizenship claim that has been central to the ISIS brides bid to return to the U.S. after escaping ISIS and turning herself in to a Kurdish refugee camp in 2018. U.S. law prevents the children of foreign diplomats from obtaining birthright citizenship even after being born on American soil.
Representative Nunes’ questioning of former United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, showed why she is not a fact witness in the case against President Trump. Previously, in her opening statement, she admitted that she has no knowledge about funds being withheld to Ukraine, or about the phone call between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelensky.
“I’m not exactly sure what the ambassador is doing here today. This is the House Intelligence Committee that’s now turned into the House impeachment committee. This seems more appropriate for the Subcommittee on Human Resources at the Foreign Affairs Committee.
WASHINGTON — House investigators are planning a detailed report on President Trump’s Ukraine dealings after public testimony ends next week, setting the stage for narrowly crafted articles of impeachment that will likely be entirely focused on the White House “pressure campaign” to demand investigations of Trump’s political rivals and not other allegations of presidential misconduct, a key House member tells Yahoo News.
“I think there is a strong sentiment among many of my colleagues that we should keep this simple,” said Rep. Tom Malinowski, D-N.J., during an interview for Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast.
“If we investigated every potentially impeachable act that President Trump has committed,” he added, “we’d be here past his first term.”
During today’s impeachment hearing, Representative Devin Nunes effectively showed that the impeachment hearings are nothing but a clown show. Nunes opened up by stating:
“It’s unfortunate that today, and for most of next week, we will continue engaging in the Democrats’ day-long TV spectacles instead of solving the problems we were all sent to Washington to address. We now have a major trade agreement with Canada and Mexico ready for approval—a deal that would create jobs and boost our economy.
President Donald Trump asked the Supreme Court Thursday to shield his tax returns from investigation by federal prosecutors.
Trump’s personal lawyers filed a petition to the Supreme Court, setting up a potential showdown between the two branches of government.
The filing lists Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. as the respondent; Vance is attempting to enforce a grand jury subpoena to obtain eight years of Trump’s tax records.
The Trump administration reaffirmed its commitment to protecting the rights of women in and outside of the womb this week at an international population summit.
The Nairobi Summit on International Conference on Population and Development 2025, which is happening in Kenya this week, largely is a meeting of abortion activists and pro-abortion political leaders, according to the Heritage Foundation.
Hosted by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), the summit is focusing on supporting and promoting abortions and recognizing the killing of an unborn child as a human right. The leading groups insist that abortion and reproductive rights are “the bedrock of gender equality,” The Guardian reports.